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Gorgeous Cottage For 5+baby, Pool+Gym, free WiFi, near Beach, south-facing patio

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Filey, Yokshire - sunny terrace, barbecue, wifi, heated indoor pool & beach nearby. Pets welcome

Bumblebee Cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished with everything necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The downstairs open-plan space has two large sofas, log burner for winter cosiness, dining for 6 plus highchair (provided) and a well-equipped, fully-fitted kitchen, perfect for self-catering. There are two generously sized bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed, tv/dvd player and juliet balcony overlooking the boules court, & a second with bunkbeds and single bed (all full-size). Both bedrooms have space for a travel cot (provided) and curtains with blackout lining. There is a downstairs cloakroom and the bathroom has a bath and overhead rainfall shower.

Outside there's off-road parking and a south west facing terrace with built-in barbecue, that is in the sun all day from just after 10 in the morning - perfect for al fresco dining in the sunshine at any time. Patio furniture for six, including parasol are supplied, as are a variety of outdoor toys and games.

The cottage is situated on an award-winning, 5 star holiday village on Filey Bay on the Yorkshire coast, with direct access to 5 miles of beautiful, sandy beach. On-site facilities include heated indoor pool with children's splash pool, sauna, steam room and gym (all free), boules courts (we even supply the boules), children's play area, football pitch, pub and Italian restaurant. For small additional fees you can use the fishing lake, putting green, beauty spa, bike hire, archery and tennis court. The site has almost 90 acres of beautifully landscaped ground and includes lakes, picnic areas and wildflower meadows.

The location is excellent for exploring the North Yorkshire Coast and moors, with the lovely old-fashioned seaside resort of Filey only 3 miles away by road, or a 30 minute walk at low tide. Bridlington, Scarborough, Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head are all a short drive. A little further afield are Spurn Point nature reserve, Whitby, the North Yorkshire Moors, York, Beverly and Hull, all within an hour. There are miles of scenic walks and cycle tracks and a dozen golf courses also within 30 miles.

More Details

Jenny F
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 September, 2017

About Jenny F


We hope you enjoy staying at Bumblebee Cottage as much as we do. It's our holiday home; we don’t lock anything away for our own use as we want you to enjoy the same experience of holidaying there as us. It has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with attention given to every detail... no more blunt kitchen knives..bulbs that don't work...well, you get the idea!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have, we are happy to help

Jenny & Mark

Jenny F purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jenny F chose Filey

We bought Bumblebee because of its generous size and location on the site, with its open aspect & sunny terrace. We really enjoy the time we spend there; our boys love the freedom they have to roam around on their own, visiting the pool, beach and football pitch, and we can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the site, the easy access to the beach, and of course, the occasional pint in the pub.

We love this part of the world with all the lovely resorts along the coast and the North York Moors. There's so much to do, but at the same time it is easy to get away from it all and find a quiet spot to sit and relax. There's plenty of walking, biking, golf and places to visit, beautiful beaches and countryside, all accessible within an hour's drive.

What makes this cottage unique

Bumblebee Cottage is our holiday home. We don’t lock things away for our own use as we want you to enjoy the same experience of holidaying there as us. It's one of the most spacious 2 bedroomed properties on the site, has a log burner and has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with attention given to every detail... no more blunt kitchen knives..bulbs that don't work...well, you get the idea! If something's not obvious from the listing, get in touch. We're always happy to answer queries and try to do so within a day, if not sooner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visit the Bay regularly. What a lovely place. Great for families, on site swimming pool with splash time on a Saturday a hit with the children . The on site pub has a dedicated separate gluten free menu which was fantastic for our friend who has coeliac disease.

The cottage we stayed is called bumblebee cottage and is fantastic too, well equipped , towels included which is great and a huge selection of indoor and outdoor games and DVDs very much appreciated in the evenings. Beautifully clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend this one.
Apr 2015
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Car: recommended

Whether you're a walker or interested in exploring the natural environment, the cottage is a great place to stay. On site there is a wildflower meadow and numerous ponds making it a haven for waterfowl and not forgetting the seashore and its wildlife. It is situated within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, an area that contains over 30 nature reserves and both the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Cleveland Way start in Filey. The southern tip of the North York Moors National Park is nearby and can easily be accessed for a day's walking. RSPB Bempton is less than 10 miles away and from here you can go on one of their boat tours to look at the nesting seabirds including puffins and guillemots.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Filey in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs cloakroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bed; room for travel cot; blackout curtains
    Bedroom 2 - Bunkbeds and single; room for travel cot; blackout curtains
  • Bedroom 1: kingsize bed, TV & DVD player, Juliet balcony over-looking boules court; Bedroom 2: bunk beds & single bed, all full size; Both rooms have built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, room for travel cot (supplied) & curtains with black-out lining
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Equipped with travel cot, baby bath, highchair, change mat, potty and microwave steriliser. Patio furniture including table, 6 chairs and parasol. Beach equipment including chairs, picnic blanket, bodyboards, sun umbrella, & variety of outdoor games and toys, coolbag and flasks, bucket barbecue for use on the beach and boules set. On site pub, cafe and beauty salon. Direct access along private road to beautiful sandy beach. Free use of shared, heated indoor pool 20m x 8m, steam room and sauna, gym


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I booked 4 nights at the lovely Bumblebee Cottage in October and we're delighted with what we found. The cottage itself is a real home from home with absolutely everything we needed for our stay. It is tastefully decorated and furnished and makes the most of its open plan layout. We loved having the wood burning fire and we lit it every night even when we really didn't need it! W didn't use the outside space much (as it was October!) but it looked like it would be a nice place to while away a summer evening while enjoying a barbecue and a game of boules.

The site was also perfect for us. It was very dog friendly with the lovely meadow being a good place for a walk. We also loved the convenience of having the beach ten minutes away. Betsy, our dog, loved her morning run along the wide, clean beach. We enjoyed a great value meal in the pub on site and, although we didn't use it ourselves, the pool looked nice.

Walking into Filey itself was a really enjoyable stroll along the beach and took us about 30 mins. It was a flat and easy walk.

I would have no hesitation in returning to this cottage or in recommending it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. It is always nice to know that guests had a great time and enjoyed their stay. Yes, the walk to Filey along the beach is great (we often treat ourselves to a cup of tea and a slice of delicious home-made cake in the Sugarcube café once we get there!). As you say the terrace at the back is a lovely place to sit, and it has the advantage of being one of the few on the site that faces west and has the sun on it for most of the day. Thanks for recommending us to others and hopefully we'll see you again before too long
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at The bay in one of Jenny's homes. Have stayed in Bumblebee twice. It's quiet and has a fabulous location. Jenny provides everything you need and more. Third new year on the trot and enjoyed every minute. Thanks Jenny!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. You've been great guests and we look forward to welcoming you again soon :-)
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Lovely home from home

  • 5 of 5

I had great communication with the owner Jenny and attention to detail was fantastic instructions for everything in the cottage. Welcome pack a very nice touch. The cottage was clean and had everything you could possibly need. We had a lovely family break with a 4 year old a 9 month old and our two dogs. Great blackout blinds in the Childrens room, really hot water for a nice bath. Unfortunately didn't get to sit outside as weather bad but looked really nice. I would definitely recommend and would love to return in the near future. Lovely bright homely cottage by the sea. Great facilities at the bay and really nice seaside area to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, am glad you had a great time in spite of the weather. Maybe next time you will be able to enjoy the terrace, as it is a lovely place to sit, in the sun all day from just after 10 until the evening. We'd love to welcome you back again soon, so please get in touch when you have dates x
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Fabulous super dog and child friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break at Bumblebee cottage, very well equipped and super comfortable, the closeness to the beach and meadow is a bonus with dogs and the pub is dog friendly too. There is no need to be board even if the weather isn't so good, Jenny provides a comprehensive range of dvd and games for all the family also there is a really good Internet connection.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and am glad to hear that you liked the extensive range of DVDs and games etc. It was great having you as our guests and we'd love to welcome you back again soon
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Fabulous cottage, real home form home.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and our dog stayed for a short break and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage. We arrived to some hot chocolate, biscuits and dog treats which were a lovely surprize and the cottage was so cosy and well equipped a real home from home. My daughter loved the toys and played on the Wii, the beds were comfy and we were reluctant to leave. The local pub was dog friendly which was great it was full of dogs to our poodles delight. The beach was great and within walking distance. We went into Filey both days & visited The Downcliffe House Hotel for food & drink which is well worth a visit. We also went into the leisure centre which was an added bonus. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and am glad you had such a fab time. As you say, the walk to Filey is great and it is so handy that there is access to the beach from the site. We love the walk as well and it is a fabulous beach to let your dog run around on - so much space. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :-)
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Fantastic stay away with a toddler & 2 dogs!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Bumblebee Cottage. The cottage itself is lovely & cosy, the perfect place to retreat to after a busy day. There are lots of games & DVDs to entertain. We went with an 18 month old and found it great that we didnt have to pack the travel cot, changing mat & highchair as they were already provided. For the dogs; bowls, balls & poop bags. The cottage has everything that you need.

The Bay itself is in a beautiful setting. Given the time of year we went, it was really quiet. Theres a pool & a nice country pub with good food. A great walk down to the beach, perfect for anyone with dogs.

The Bay itself is extending so there is some building work happening but we found this no disruption at all. Its hard to be annoyed at them wanting to expand on a lovely place.

Jenny, the owner, has thought of everything with some nice little touches. We had a problem with the downstairs lights on our first night, straight away Jenny had contacted two people who came and sorted the problem straight away. Its nice to know that you are dealing with an owner who wants you ti enjoy your stay & is there to help you!

A great place to stay & highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a great time at the cottage and found all the extras so helpful. As you say, The Bay is a delightful place to stay and there is so much to do locally as well. We'd love to welcome you back as our guests, so please get in touch when you have dates
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Filey, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter warmer
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
The Festive Season - Ho Ho Ho
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome (maybe more - please ask). We never charge extra for them: your dog is part of your family and why should you pay extra to bring them on holiday with you? All we ask is that you (and they) treat our cottage with respect

A £150 deposit is required on booking. This converts to a security bond at the time that final payment is made 6 weeks prior to your visit. The deposit is refunded within 2 weeks of visit end providing no loss or damage is incurred. If the booking is within 6 weeks of arrival then the full amount (and deposit) will be due at time of booking.

Usually Monday or Friday. Other days will be considered out of peak season. Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

Welcome pack, starter basket of logs for the log burner, leisure pass for pool and gym, unlimited wifi broadband, gas, electricity and hot water, beds made on arrival, towels and final clean; From May to Sept price also includes beach towels;

For more details please see our website: bumblebeecottagesfiley.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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